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Dallas Museum of Art’s African art collection available online

Dallas Museum of Art Collection online

Great news today, the Dallas Museum of Art announced the launch of its redesigned digital database for the Museum’s collection. Last year an anonymous $9 million gift enabled the Museum to start digitizing its entire collection. The announcement today marks the first milestone of this project – to be completed by 2016 or earlier. Prior to this launch, only 7,000 works of art were published online. Of those, approximately 3,000 were illustrated with images. Today, the Museum’s entire collection of over 22,000 objects is available to the public here, and nearly 11,000 of those objects are illustrated with digital images. More information here. You can browse the African holdings here (totaling 1,885 objects). Happy clicking !

ps you can download a catalogue featuring 110 objects from the DMA’s African collection for free here.